Train 18 interiors revealed! Indian Railways swanky engine-less train is a treat for the eyes; exclusive pics


Train 18 interiors revealed! Train 18, Indian Railways' first self-propelled train set that will eventually replace the famous Shatabdi Express trains, is almost ready! It's a story of many firsts for the Indian Railways.

Train 18 interiors revealed! Indian Railways swanky engine-less train is a treat for the eyes; exclusive pics

Train 18 interiors revealed! Train 18, Indian Railways’ first self-propelled train set that will eventually replace the famous Shatabdi Express trains, is almost ready! It’s a story of many firsts for the Indian Railways – the most obvious being that this is the first engine-less train in India for inter-city long-distance travel.

The 160 kmph capable Train 18 is expected to hit the tracks for testing by Research Designs and Standards Organisation (RDSO) soon. The ambitious ‘Make in India’ project has been executed by the Integral Coach Factory (ICF) Chennai in a record time of 20 months – right from the design stage to manufacturing.

Financial Express Online has been closely following the progress of this semi-high speed train and here’s an exclusive look at what Train 18’s interiors will look like.

Train 18 is an all air-conditioned chair car train that will have 16 coaches of the executive and non-executive category. The seats in the executive chair car coaches have golden-brown tapestry with blue and pink headrests. Read More

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